The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Atlus’ Persona 5, Persona 5: The Animation, has revealed additional members for the upcoming April anime’s production staff. In addition the first promotional video has also been released.
A few new members of the anime’s production staff have been revealed:
- Chief Animation Director: Toru Hasegawa (Free! and Koe no Katachi Background Artist)
- Animation Director: Satoshi Sakai (Attack on Titan, Guilty Crown)
- CGI Producer: Yuka Ikegami (Rakuen Tsuihou and Naruto Shippuden the Movie Producer)
They will join the previously revealed staff:
- Director: Masashi Ishihama (Shin Sekai Yori, Kamichu!)
- Series Composer: Shinichi Inotsume (Gangsta., Sket Dance)
- Anime Character Designer: Satomi Ishikawa (Konbini Kareshi)
- Music Composer: Shoji Meguro (Persona 5, Persona 4)
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero)
Here is the first promotional video of the anime:
Here is the announcement video for the anime:
The main cast of the game will return to reprise their roles in the anime:
- Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass) will voice the Ren Amamiya
- Mamoru Miyano (Rintarou Okabe from Steins;Gate) voices Ryuji Sakamoto
- Nana Mizuki (Hinata Hyuuga in Naruto) is voicing Anne Takamaki
- Ikue Otani (Pikachu from Pokemon) will return to voice Morgana
- Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata from Gintama) will be voicing Yusuke Kitagawa
- Rina Satou (Mikoto Misaka in Toaru Majutsu no Index) as Makoto Niijima
- Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) voices Futaba Sakura
- Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna from Sword Art Online) voicing as Haru Okumura
Here is the most recent visual that features Ryuji :
The game first received an OVA just before the Japanese release in September 2016 as Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers. The OVA serves as an introduction to the game.
The Persona series started off in 1996 on the PlayStation as a spin off in the Megami Tensei. Titled Megami Ibunroku Persona, or Revelations: Persona in the west, the game featured a series of high school characters who could summon a persona, a physical representation of their personality. The game received positive reviews and is considered as a hit. Since then, 3 main line games were released and numerous spin offs, re-releases and adaptations. Persona 2 released in 1999 and was made up of two games:Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment. The game was a success in Japan but the game failed to receive good international support. The next game wouldn’t release until 2006 on the PlayStation 2. Persona 3 was a massive hit in both Japan and overseas selling over 500,000 units worldwide. Persona 4 followed the same path of success in 2008. The latest main line title is 2016’s Persona 5, releasing on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to similar acclaim. with over 1.5 Million copies sold worldwide. The series has also seen numerous spin-offs, adaptations and direct sequels.
A TV anime adaptation of Atlus’ Persona 5, titled Persona 5: The Animation, will premiere in April this year, throughout the Spring 2018 anime season. Further information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.
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